Towns in Offaly


Official Offaly Site

County Offaly Hotels

Offaly is in the centre of Ireland. The Slieve Bloom Mountains are to the south and the rest of the county is largely level countryside and bog land.

There's some good fishing in Offaly and the county is quite isolated. In the west, the River Shannon separates Offaly from Counties Galway and Roscommon.

For the adventurous, the West Offaly Railway travels through Blackwater Bog and a visit to the Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre will provide a good lesson in whiskey, the water of life.

For those who love a good dig, Athlone offers Clonmacnoise, an important early Christian site which has a middle age cathedral, seven churches, two round towers, three high crosses and the largest collection of early Christian graveslabs in Western Europe.

Kinnitty Castle HotelKinnitty Castle Hotel

There is drama, there is history, there is elegance and there is theatre.

All of these blend seamlessly in and around Kinnitty Castle Hotel.

The castle is situated close to the picture-perfect village of Kinnitty.

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Set against a backdrop of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, the Gothic Revival castle is in Ireland's only designated Environment Park, sitting centre stage in an impressive 650 acres of rural parkland, including 60 acres of gardens, unspoiled forests and rustic walks.

The Castle has a long and turbulent history. Dating from 1209, the castle was destroyed and rebuilt not once but twice and yet it retains its medieval character and oozes charm. The Castle even has has its own ghost, a monk no less.

County Arms HotelCounty Arms

Choose the four star County Arms Hotel in Birr County Offaly for conferences, weddings, luxurious weekends away, scenic tours, business meetings and seminars.

Pamper yourself in our new leisure club and experience luxury accommodation with quality service.

Our conference facility boasts 14 suites for business meetings or training sessions in the midlands. We make your wedding day special by supplying you with a bridal suite, stunning gardens, gourmet menus and much more.

Touring Georgian Birr, Birr Castle and the midlands is easy and activities include: golf, horse-riding, walking and historical tours.

The County Arms prides itself on being a family friendly hotel and offers a wide variety of activities for the perfect family break in Ireland. Our website is constantly updated with special offers, spa breaks and weekend packages.

Brosna Lodge

Banagher consists of a long street of tidy late-Georgian houses running right up the river, where a sweeping bridge links Offaly with Galway.

Within Banagher, course and game angling, trekking, cycle hire, boat and canoe hire and walking trails are all within easy reach.

Vast tracts of peat bog with increasingly rare flora and fauna make the bog region a haven for nature lovers. Let Brosna Lodge look after your Golf break. There are ten 18 hole courses within a half-hour drive and two driving ranges within 5 miles of the Brosna Lodge Hotel.